What Direction is Your Moral Compass Headed? Is it Pointed in the Wrong or the Right Direction?

wpid-img_20150309_143751.jpgEach of us have a moral compass. Some are pointed in the wrong direction. Each of us have a responsibility to do the right thing even when it feels uncomfortable.

Racial division is tearing this country apart. It has the world up in arms and is tearing families across the nation apart. To say mean things and hurt people based on their gender or the color of their skin says a lot about the direction your moral compass is headed.

I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even want to look at the news anymore because of so many disturbing events that tell a negative story of how we as a nation continue to see race and gender discrimination against those who clearly don’t deserve it. Who ever says racism doesn’t exist is looking at the wrong picture.

Racism is alive and well and seems to be getting worse. People are openly expressing the wrong ideas or actions towards others who truly don’t deserve it. How can we as a nation fix the problem if we refuse to look at and change ourselves?

To talk bad about or treat someone indifferently just because they are different from you is a sin and a shame. It is not the right thing to do. Where is your moral compass? Who is leading and guiding you?

We may all have different color skin but in God’s eyes we are all the same. He loves each and every one of us just the same. When God created man he didn’t create a black man or a white man. He created us in His image. Not some, all humanity was created in His image.

Do any of us know for sure what Jesus actually looked like? No. “No one ever has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known” (John 1:18) “In Christ, God became a man who lived on earth” (Jn 1:18).

Some say Jesus’ skin was black, some say he was white.  Some even say he was the same color that match their skin but the Bible does not make any indication to the color of His skin. It doesn’t matter who is wrong or right. None of us in this life have a perfect picture of Jesus’ physical appearance. Therefore, we should not make any assumptions or draw any conclusions about his physical appearance.

As such, we shouldn’t draw conclusions about others just because of the way they look or who they are. Nor should we discriminate against them based on gender or the color of their skin. What we do know is Jesus loved us. He was hung on the cross and died for us. It didn’t matter what color our skin was. Shouldn’t that be enough for us to at least learn to love one another?

The Bible tells us in Revelation 1:14-16 “The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing water…. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.”

Based on what the word tells us, we can only image Jesus’ physical appearance. God made us in his image. Be glad about it. I pray we stop the hate, discrimination, and violence against one another. I pray we learn to love one another, just as Jesus loves us, regardless of our skin color.

God doesn’t discriminate based on the color of our skin. He already knows who we are. He is no respecter of persons. We must love one another just as He loves us. Have the mind of Christ. Love all your sisters and brothers. Let God guide your moral compass. When you do, you can be sure it will be headed in the right direction.

Be blessed! -JD

Genesis 1:26-27 “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (NIV)

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